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EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian մեծ (mec).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

մեծ (mec) (superlative ամենամեծ)

  1. big, large
    մեծ շունmec šunbig dog
    մեծ քարmec kʿarlarge stone
    մեծ բերանmec beransee մեծաբերան
    մեծ խոսելmec xoselto have a big mouth or a loud mouth
    մեծ հայրmec hayrgrandfather
    մեծ մայրmec mayrgrandmother
    մեծ մահmec mahplague
    մեծ մատmec matthumb
    մեծ պասmec pasLent
    մեծ էշը ախոռը մոռանալ՝ թողնելmec ēšə axoṙə moṙanal, tʿołnelto forget or overlook the main thing
    մեծ թիքեն (կամ մեծ կտորը) ականջը թողնելmec tʿikʿen (kam mec ktorə) akanǰə tʿołnelto crush or crumble into so many pieces that only the ears remain intact
    մեծի հետ մեծ, պստիկի հետ պստիկ լինելmeci het mec, pstiki het pstik linelto treat people accordingly
    մեծով պստիկով, մեծով փոքրովmecov pstikov, mecov pʿokʿrovbig and small, everybody
  2. spacious, voluminous, sizable
  3. lofty, towering, colossal
  4. crowded, populous, multitudinous
  5. (figuratively) notable, remarkable, significant, talented
  6. severe, terrible, fierce
  7. important, significant
  8. numerous, copious, great
  9. magnificent, splendid, great
    մեծ բանաստեղծmec banastełcgreat poet
  10. adult, grown-up, major
  11. main, chief, leading
  12. senior, elder, great
    մեծ եղբայրmec ełbayrelder brother
    Տիգրան ՄեծTigran MecTigranes the Great

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NounEdit

մեծ (mec)

  1. leader, chief, elder

DeclensionEdit


Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *méǵh₂s.

AdjectiveEdit

մեծ (mec)

  1. great; large, big
    մեծ իմն, մեծս, մեծաւ, մեծուmec imn, mecs, mecaw, mecugreatly, highly, much, very much, too much, excessively
    մեծ օրmec ōrfeast day, high-day
    մեծ դաշտmec daštvast, spacious field or plain
    մեծ ժամս, ժամանակսmec žams, žamanaksduring many hours; for a long time
    զմեծ ժամս գիշերոյzmec žams gišeroya great part of the night
  2. (by extension) strong, powerful, mighty
  3. (by extension) rich, opulent
  4. (by extension) important, serious, considerable, momentous
    ո՞չ է քեզ մեծo?čʿ ē kʿez mecis it not important?

DeclensionEdit

AdverbEdit

մեծ (mec)

  1. much

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “մեծ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “մեծ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “մեծ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Matasović, Ranko (2009) A Grammatical Sketch of Classical Armenian[1] (pdf), Zagreb, page 14
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 458